The Best Episodes Directed by Mitsuyoshi Yoneda

Yet Another School Festival!

#1 - Yet Another School Festival!

K-ON! Season 2 - Episode 20

The girls get on stage for their performance and are surprised to find everyone in the audience wearing the same shirts as they are, which moves Yui a lot. During their performance, they sing two new songs, and Yui gives her thanks to the people who have helped her, and even gets thanks in return from the others. After their performance, the girls look back on their previous years and start to become upset knowing that this is their last year together, but manage to cheer each other up.

star 9.20
209 votes
Visit!

#2 - Visit!

K-ON! Season 2 - Episode 26

Set before episode 23, Nodoka arrives in the clubroom with a sample of the graduation yearbook. The yearbook needs to be checked by Sawako, who is sick with a cold. Curious about what her apartment looks like, the girls decide to pay her a visit. Whilst looking through the album, they find a mysterious hand in the group photo, which turns out to be Ritsu's. Despite Sawako's objection, the girls decide to help her out around the apartment. They briefly visit Azusa, who is busy rehearsing for her freshman reception with Ui and Jun.

star 8.93
173 votes
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Summertime

#3 - Summertime

Clannad Season 2 - Episode 17

Five years after Tomoya left Ushio with Sanae and Akio, he spends his days at work and spending money on smoking and drinking. Sanae and Tomoya go out together into town, and she asks him to go with her and Akio on a family trip; after Sanae continues to ask him, he accepts. The day of the trip, he discovers that both Sanae and Akio have left him and Ushio alone together. The two spend the next day and night together, and when Sanae and Akio still do not show up, Tomoya asks Ushio if she would be willing to still go on a trip, even if it was only with a person like him. The two decide to take the trip by themselves and, as they walk, Tomoya wonders where they are headed.

star 8.92
178 votes
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Freshman Reception!

#4 - Freshman Reception!

K-ON! Season 1 - Episode 8

Ui makes it into Yui's school as a freshman, as well as new student Azusa Nakano. When the class arrangements are announced, Yui, Mugi and Ritsu end up in the same class, whilst Mio ends up in a different class with Nodoka. The group put up with Sawako's ideas of promoting the club by dressing them up as animals. Ui and her friend visit the club only to find everyone dressed as maids. However, the band find it impossible to play with the outfits on. Meanwhile Azusa walks around looking for a club that's right for her. The group gets ready for a live performance, but Mio is too embarrassed to do the vocals, so Yui does them instead. Yui forgets the lyrics, but Mio manages to back her up. Ui brings Azusa to watch the show, who is so moved by it that she goes to join the club.

star 8.87
226 votes
Career!

#5 - Career!

K-ON! Season 2 - Episode 8

While filling in University Choice forms, Yui and Ritsu get in trouble for not being decisive enough about their future. Nodoka tells the others about how Yui somehow became friends with her after they met in kindergarten and how she has improved since joining the light music club. Mio and Ritsu later tell how they met and how Ritsu helped Mio when she was nervous about reading her award-winning essay in front of others in fourth grade. When Yui attempts to put 'musician' as her career choice only to be rejected, Nodoka cannot help but laugh. Yui asks her classmates for some advice, but still gets confused, so she just says she will do her best for now, which is still rejected.

star 8.84
144 votes
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The Founder's Day Festival Promise

#6 - The Founder's Day Festival Promise

Clannad Season 2 - Episode 11

Working has its ups and downs for Tomoya. He does not want his boss to find out that he has an injured shoulder, in fear that he will lose his new job. He promises Nagisa that he will join her at the Founder's Festival, yet work gets busy and while his fellow co-workers would have covered for him, he wanted to prove his worth. He is late for his date, and is starting to become too busy to sustain a healthy relationship with Nagisa. He gains respect with his co-workers and settles into his job.

star 8.82
117 votes
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Events From A Year Ago

#7 - Events From A Year Ago

Clannad Season 2 - Episode 23

One year before the events of the beginning of the story, Tomoya is beginning his second year, and Nagisa her first time as a third-year student. Nagisa is having trouble making friends as usual, while Tomoya and Youhei are busy being delinquents and carrying out pranks at Kyou's, and inadvertently Nagisa's, expense. After Nagisa is knocked out by a falling metal pan that Tomoya and Youhei had set up as a prank for first-year students, a classmate of Nagisa's finally finds the chance to talk with her and they become friends. Nagisa keeps the banner from the prank (with a message to instill confidence written by Tomoya), because she feels it attributed her to making a new friend.

star 8.76
120 votes
Episode 4

#8 - Episode 4

Nichijou - My Ordinary Life Season 1 - Episode 4

It doesn't grow from the sides! It's a snowman. And who would give gum to a cat, you fool? Super ultra great delicious wonderful...

star 8.72
73 votes
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Summer Classes!

#9 - Summer Classes!

K-ON! Season 2 - Episode 14

Unable to get Mio to hang out with her, Ritsu runs into Tsumugi who decides to hang out with her. They go to an arcade and then to a candy store, where Tsumugi is fascinated by all the cheap items. Meanwhile, Yui has Nodoka over to help with her homework, and gets upset when she eats the strawberry off her cake. Later, Tsumugi asks Ritsu to hit her, wanting the same skinship she has with Mio, but Ritsu cannot bring herself to do it. As a compromise, Ritsu attempts to train Tsumugi to be dopey enough that Mio would hit her instead, but to no avail. Hoping to make an opportunity, Tsumugi eats the strawberry off Mio's cake, but this just makes her cry. Having given up when a direct request to Mio also fails, Tsumugi finally gets hit when she implies Ritsu would be popular with the girls if she was a boy.

star 8.68
201 votes
Special Training!

#10 - Special Training!

K-ON! Season 1 - Episode 3

Yui and the girls are now taking their midterms. Unfortunately, Yui practices playing her guitar chords instead of studying, and she fails the exams. If she fails the retake exams, she cannot participate in club activities, and the club will be disbanded. A day before the retake, Yui still has not been able to study much and begs Ritsu, Mio and Tsumugi into helping her to study for her retake. Days after the retake, an exhausted Yui returns to the club room with full marks. To celebrate, the girls ask Yui to play the guitar chords she had learned, but she has completely forgotten them.

star 8.50
184 votes
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With the Same Smile as That Day

#11 - With the Same Smile as That Day

Clannad Season 2 - Episode 4

Youhei has not been coming to class lately, and his friends and Mei are worrying about his situation. Mei, Tomoya, and Nagisa visit the soccer club, and try to convince them to let Youhei rejoin. After a grueling task of fetching soccer balls, the club still will not let Youhei back on the team. While the leader of the soccer team makes Mei cry and picks on her, Youhei storms in and starts beating up the entire soccer club with the help of Tomoya. After the soccer team members leave, Tomoya and Youhei have another fight about the protection of Mei. Youhei finally admits he was worried about Mei, and the fight is resolved after Mei and Nagisa interject. Tomoya later recounts to himself how he and Youhei first met.

star 8.22
122 votes
Episode 10

#12 - Episode 10

Nichijou - My Ordinary Life Season 1 - Episode 10

Someone put in stained glass! Don't expect us to have infinite water! Did you know mature people don't eat snacks? When I grow up, I want to be a frill-necked lizard.

star 7.84
69 votes
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